Floating Stairs

Starting at $9,500

With clean lines, uncompromising materials, and expert craftsmanship, your FLIGHT system will be the centerpiece of your home and leave every visitor speechless. Best of all, due to our scale of manufacturing and world-class automation, we can deliver FLIGHT floating stair systems more affordably than a local fabricator. Get in touch with us today and begin your FLIGHT journey, or learn more about floating stairs.

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Step 2: Design
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Make your dream FLIGHT system a reality. Get in touch with our Design Team to get a personalized quote and start the process of engineering your new staircase.

With just approximate floor to floor measurements, we can get you pricing on the staircase needed for your home and space! Don’t worry about precision in this step right now, once the quote is complete, our team gathers the rest of the information needed.

Click here to view the different wood species and finish options available for your FLIGHT system.

Hundreds of Open Riser Tread Options!

From wood species, to stains, we have plenty of finishes and grain patterns to suit your project. Plus we have many new style options and add-ons, to make your stair treads exactly the way you want them.

Learn more about treads, design options and tread brackets.

To see a few of the species and stain options we offer, check out the new Tread Visualizer tool.

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The price of your FLIGHT system will be determined by the overall size of the staircase you need, as well as the finish options you choose.

We have created an online pricing estimator you can use to get a general idea of how much a FLIGHT system will cost for your application, and you can see how different finish options affect your price.

If you like what you see, or just have more questions, Request a Quote and we’ll be able to give you a more precise estimate.

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Step 3: Measurements & Engineering

Once the design options for your stairs have been finalized, you’ll move into our Tech & Engineering process where we provide you with a dedicated FLIGHT Technician to ensure your project runs smoothly.

We’ll send you/your contractor a measurement kit, which includes a laser distance measurer for taking precise measurements. We’ll work with you to get the final measurements we need in order to manufacture your staircase.

Once we have all the needed measurements, we’ll create and send you detailed shop drawings of your staircase so you know exactly what you’ll be receiving.

Step 4: Stair Fabrication

After the shop drawings are approved, your FLIGHT system goes into production at our plant in Indiana. We have wood, metal, and glass fabrication facilities so we are able to manufacture every piece of your stair and railing.

The focus of our fabrication process is to make the installation process as simple as possible. The stringer is cut to the exact length you need. We route out the treads where the mounting bracket will go, and we even pre-drill holes in the treads in the exact location where the railing posts will go.

We are able to be so precise because we control the engineering process for the entire system, and it makes the installation process a simple assembly job.

Step 5: Installation

FLIGHT stairs arrive ready to be bolted together, with no welding required. With less headaches for everyone involved, many customers install their FLIGHT systems in a single day. No more need to shut down your job site for weeks on end for metal fabricators and carpenters to build a floating staircase.

Since we do all of the precision work during the fabrication phase, a general contractor or even a handy homeowner with a couple of friends will be able to install a FLIGHT system.

If you browse the projects in our gallery, nearly all of them were completed by a general contractor or builder who had never used our system before, and it comes out looking great. However, we are now also offering our own installation service for those homeowners who don’t have a good alternative. We are rolling this program out nationwide, so get in touch with us today to see if we can provide installation for your floating stairs.

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“If I was asked to install another Viewrail FLIGHT system, I would do it.”

Todd, Team Construction

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Learn About Viewrail Floating Staircases

What are Floating Stairs?

Floating staircases are designed to minimize or hide the supporting structure of the staircase. This gives impression that the stair treads are floating. Floating stairs are popular in open concept spaces. They remove visual obstructions and maximize living space. Viewrail is also considered a prefabricated stair, learn more about the prefabricated stair types

These mono stringer stairs are well-known for their design (what’s the difference between an open riser & a mono stringer?). They can be installed indoors or outdoors, for businesses or homes or remodels. They can be paired with several different types of railing and handrail options — often, they are installed with glass, cable, or rod railing. Many of these options come with components that can be hidden in the posts themselves: to enhance the illusion of floating.

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How much is a Floating Staircase?

Mono Stringer Floating Stairs typically cost somewhere between $5,000 and $30,000. This range is so extreme because the factors surrounding floating stairs are highly customizable and there are many finish options. It is possible to find cheaper options, but those options are limited to a single standard use and are a riskier choice. Viewrail Floating Stairs, on the other hand, start at $9,500 and give you a custom-designed, custom-engineered, and hand-crafted staircase that meets code and will last for years.

Floating stairs are purchased in a similar way as a car. When buying a car, the price will depend on the make, model, year, mileage, and trim package. When buying floating stairs, you’ll look at other details: your project’s floor-to-floor height, the number of turns your staircase will take, the type of wood species and stain color for your treads, and what type of railing you want all will influence the pricing.

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What is a Metal Stair Stringer?

The term “stringer” refers to the spine of a staircase. As the backbone of your stairs, the stringer is a critical element of any well-constructed staircase. A newer invention, the metal stair stringer has quickly become a renovation in stair design, appealing to contractors and DIY homeowners alike.

Traditionally, stringers were made from construction lumber and would be installed in threes: one stringer on each side of the stairway, and one in the center for support. Wide stairways required a few extra stringers for structural support. In these conventional stairways, the stringer was actually built inside the walls, hidden in drywall or paneling, where it became part of the structural membrane of the house.

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Modern Railing for Floating Stairs

Get secure with modern railing choices that anchor your floating stair system. Choose from cable railing systems, glass railing systems, or rod railing systems.

Rod Railing – Rods curve to transition up stairs or around corners, and they never sag over time.

Glass Railing – Creative standoff pin technology makes installation simple. Custom-order for outdoor, indoor, or coastal projects.

Cable Railing – Hidden components sit inside each post, so you never have exposed hardware.

Your railing system is a modern art installation. All posts are pre-drilled and shipped with your customizable components attached. Post heights available in 36”, 39”, or 42”.

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Floating Stairs Treads

Feel completely at ease on thick stair treads — crafted from high-quality hardwood that brings warmth and beauty to your floating system.

Our thick stair treads for floating stairs come in over 15 different wood species — including African Mahogany, Red Oak, IPE, and Brazilian Cherry — and they can be customized with a wide range of finishes.

They are built by cutting, planing, and gluing pieces of hardwoods together. Modern Stair Treads are available in thickness from 1.5” – 4” and widths of 36”, 42”, 48”, 54”, 60”, and 72”, though they can also be customized to your project’s needs. Because of the quality of wood, our thick treads can withstand a lifetime of wear.

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Mono Stringer Staircase Design

One powerful mono stringer? That’s all it takes. Industrial and elegant, the centerpiece of your floating stair system changes everything.

Floating stairs are a captivating architectural innovation, and they are available in a wide array of designs. Whether you need a 90º degree or switchback turn, our mono stringer stairs adapt to your home’s needs. All stair designs boast a minimalist profile, perfect for open-concept homes.

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Get More out of your Room with our Floating Stairs Kit

Floating stairs make a stunning use of space. The sleek, soaring lines of the open riser are a hallmark of modern stair design, and they’ll make your room feel open and light. Custom-designed and built completely up to code, these single stringer stairs will last for years to come. Better yet, Viewrail floating stairs are among the most competitively priced on the market.

Each component of your Viewrail mono stringer staircase arrives at your jobsite labeled, packaged, and ready to be bolted together — like a floating stair kit. There’s no need to hire a welder on-site. The entire open riser system can be installed in a short amount of time, at a low cost, and with tons of customizable options.

Stair treads made to perfectly adorn your floating staircase

Custom built treads for stairs are the ideal way to complement your floating staircase. Each thick tread rests on a hidden tread bracket anchored to the single stair stringer — this makes each tread look like it is floating in mid-air. Choose from 15 different wood species and enjoy the clean, modern butcherblock finish that makes each tread unique.
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